InterContinental Miramar Panama
What We Love
- The Bay View restaurant offers Panamanian specialties
- Expansive spa has Jacuzzis, Turkish baths and saunas, and fitness instructors are available at the gym
- Many rooms come with views of Panama Bay
What To Know
- Located between two major highways
- There’s a fee of $15.95 for WiFi
- The fitness center closes at 10 p.m.
- Pets are not allowed
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The centrally located, 186-room InterContinental Miramar Panama is a relaxing escape from the bustling city, with easy access to downtown attractions, the business distrcit and the historic and trendy Casco Viejo neighborhood. The guestrooms overlook both the ocean and the mesmerizing, skyscraper-laden skyline along Panama Bay, and have a modern look and feel thanks to wooden or beige leather headboards and beds wrapped in crisp white linens. A slew of big resort–style amenities provide opportunities for some R&R, including tennis courts, a full-service spa/fitness center complete with Jacuzzis, Turkish baths and saunas, and a free-form pool crisscrossed by pedestrian bridges. When hunger strikes, the aptly named Bayview restaurant serves classic Central American dishes such as ceviche and Panamanian stew.
In the Area
Start your day in the sultry capital with an ice cream at Granclement, which uses French artisanal recipes for its range of unusual flavors, such as ginger and basil. While in Casco Viejo, take a guided tour of the presidential palace, Palacio de las Garzas, a 17th-century landmark with an Andalusian courtyard, then do some people watching at the bustling fish market before heading upstairs to the diner-style restaurant, where you can nosh on some of the just-caught fare from downstairs. Spend the rest of the afternoon at the Miraflores Locks, watching giant freighters navigate the Panama Canal — a surprisingly mesmerizing sight.
How to Get There
I arrived at this hotel after staying several nights at the Intercontinental Hotel in San Jose. Also, I will note that I’m a Spire Elite Ambassador member with IHG. Upon check-in, I inquired about access to the executive lounge, but was advised that my status with IHG was not sufficient ( I didn’t know that there even exists a higher status) and that I would need to pay an additional charge which I declined. I receptionist did say she would check with her manager and let me know, but I never heard anything so I guess that meant ‘no’. Normally, this wouldn’t have bothered me except that the bar was closed as it was being repainted so there was no place to relax and have a drink in the evening.
My other observation was that compared to the Intercontinental in Costa Rica and Honduras, where the bath towels are very plush, the towels in the InterContinental Miramar seemed designed to exfoliate your skin.
Well located, Excellent service and very confortable rooms. View, the best, Panama bay area, good wify and clean room with good air conditioning. Restaurant a bit pricy but acceptable lunch buffet vrs. going out to a restaurant.
Bar very nice and I would recommend one more bar tender to take care of customers but otherwise very confortable.
What an amazing experience. Loved every minute of it. Hotel was clean, staff was super courteous and helpful. Our housekeeper Xiomara was attentive and she loves her job and it showed on how she cleaned and kept our room. She organized my toiletries (I adored her for that) and even organized our shoes. What a humble woman.
I give Xiomara a 20 out of 10 ❤️
Had breakfast at the hotel and it was worth the price.
We will continue to come to the Intercontinental again and again.